This unusually-shaped lace stole begins in the middle with an elegant, bead-encrusted square, then wings its way east and west with elliptically-shaped sides, ending with a fringe-beaded flourish. Subtlety sets the tone of this mysterious, quietly understated piece that looks more complicated than it is; simply a delight to make and a thrill to wear.
Finished measurements: 20½” / 52 cm wide at center back and 77½” / 197 cm long from end to end after blocking
Yarn: 2 skeins Indigo Moon Silk Tonals
Mulberry Semi-solids 12/2 Silk (642 yds /
587 m per 3½ oz / 100 g skein; 100% Silk) in Charcoal (Yardage varies per skein - approx. 1,000 yds used in total.)
Needles & Notions: Size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long
Size 3 US / 3.25 mm set of 5 double-pointed needles
Size 14 US / 0.6 mm crochet hook, stitch markers, tapestry needle,
516 size 8/0 seed beads (Sample used 8/0 gunmetal hex beads available from Earth Faire), 16 large drop beads for fringe
Gauge: 18½ sts and 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Center Chart A lace pattern after blocking; 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Side Chart A lace pattern after blocking
Construction Notes: The stole consists of a square center panel that is worked in the round from the center outward, and two side panels that are worked back and forth in rows continuing outward from two sides of the center panel. Beads are placed with the crochet hook method.